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West Bengal comes to a halt due to shutdown, strike (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a halt in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.However, ... Read more...

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West Bengal paralysed due to shutdown


September 20th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a standstill in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.Rail ... Read more...

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Mining, railways hit hard in Jharkhand due to power failure


July 31st, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 31 (IANS) Mining and railway services were hit hard in Jharkhand due to unprecedented tripping in the Eastern Grid Tuesday. Major mining companies - BCCL and CCL - ... Read more...

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Power outage in West Bengal, many trains stranded (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) There was no power in all of West Bengal, with the exception of some parts of the state capital, as the Eastern Grid collapsed suddenly ... Read more...

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50 percent power restored in UP, many trains stranded


July 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Power in the state capital and major towns of Uttar Pradesh limped back to normalcy Monday, eight hours after the Northern Grid tripped, while many ... Read more...

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50 percent power restored in UP, many trains stranded


July 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Power in the state capital and major towns of Uttar Pradesh limped back to normalcy Monday, eight hours after the Northern Grid tripped, while many ... Read more...

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Railway services in northeast partially restored


July 25th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar/Agartala, July 25 (IANS) The railway services between southern Assam and other states in the region were partially restored, connecting Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram with rest of the country ... Read more...

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Northeast road-rail links snapped, situation worsens


July 16th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, July 16 (IANS) Surface links between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram as also southern Assam and the rest of India have worsened since Sunday with massive ... Read more...

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‘Another month to restore train services to northeast’


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, July 2 (IANS) Owing to enormous track damage, it would take at least a month more to restore train services between some northeastern states and the rest of India, ... Read more...

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Two Mumbai local trains collide, no casualties (Lead)


June 17th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Two suburban local trains suddenly came opposite each other at Mumbai's Andheri station Saturday night and collided, a railway official said. No major casualties were reported, ... Read more...

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Minor collision between two Mumbai trains, no casualties


June 17th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Two suburban local trains suddenly came opposite each other at Mumbai's Andheri station Saturday night and collided, a railway official said. No casualties were reported.The incident ... Read more...

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Northeast train services partially resume after two weeks


June 14th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), June 14 (IANS) Train services between southern Assam and northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram were partially restored Thursday, connecting the region with the rest of India, after ... Read more...

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Train services yet to be restored in northeast


June 10th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar/Agartala, June 10 (IANS) Train services between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram, as also southern Assam and the rest of India are yet to be restored even ... Read more...

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Landslides disrupt rail services to Northeast


June 4th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam)/Agartala, June 4 (IANS) Rail services between southern Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram and the rest of India have been suspended since Sunday following heavy landslides on railway tracks, ... Read more...

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Shutdown call a success in Jharkhand


May 31st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 31 (IANS) The shutdown called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to protest the petrol prices hike Thursday was a success in Jharkhand, where the party ... Read more...

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Maoist strike cripples Chhattisgarh, 8 cops injured (Lead)


May 17th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 16 (IANS) A shutdown called by Maoists crippled life in parts of Chhattisgarh Wednesday, with the rebels attacking and injuring eight policemen, resorting to firing, torching vehicles and ... Read more...

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Maoist strike hits Chhattisgarh


May 16th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 16 (IANS) A shutdown called by Maoists crippled life in parts of Chhattisgarh Wednesday, with the rebels resorting to firing and putting up road blocks besides killing a ... Read more...

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Government slammed over Mumbai commuters’ woes


April 19th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Even as work on the restoration of the disrupted Central Railway services continued, the state opposition Thursday castigated the Congress governments at the centre and ... Read more...

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Signal cabin fire hits Central Railway services


April 18th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Millions of commuters on the Central Railway faced a harrowing time Wednesday as local trains ran late by around 40 minutes following a fire in a ... Read more...

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BJP enforces Jharkhand economic blockade against railway budget


March 15th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 15 (IANS) Railway services were affected in Jharkhand Thursday as the ruling BJP enforced a three-hour economic blockade to protest the "neglect of the state" in the railway ... Read more...

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Maharashtra presents long ‘wish-list’ to railway minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Friday demanded 17 new railway lines and 17 new railway services to connect some of the most inaccessible parts of the state with ... Read more...

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Few people on road, trains affected in Bengal


February 28th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Streets wore a near empty look and train services were disrupted as protestors put up blockades at various railway stations Tuesday in West Bengal where normal ... Read more...

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Crow ‘derails’ train services for nearly two hours


February 6th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Lakhs of commuters on their way to work Monday were inconvenienced when Western Railway services on the suburban section were delayed after a crow hit a ... Read more...

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Krishna flies to Jaffna to assist ethnic Tamils


January 18th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday flew from by chopper to Kilinochchi on way to Jaffna in the northern province of Sri Lanka to meet ... Read more...

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India to fund development projects in Lanka (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 17 (IANS) India will extend financial assistance to Sri Lanka in restoring livelihoods of the ethnic Tamils and reviving the economy in the northern region of the island ... Read more...

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Maoists blast school, attack police station in Jharkhand


December 6th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 6 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas blew up a school, torched mobile towers and attacked a police station in two separate incidents in Jharkhand, police said Tuesday.According to police, the ... Read more...

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Maoists blast tracks, torch vehicles, in Jharkhand


December 4th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 4 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas blasted railway tracks at two places, torched vehicles while enforcing 48 hours shutdown in Jharkhand to protest killing of their leader Kishanji, police said.According ... Read more...

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Jharkhand BJP demands resumption of night trains


November 27th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 27 (IANS) Railway services were affected for four hours in the Jamshedpur region of Jharkhand as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers enforced a blockade to demand resumption ... Read more...

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300 of Pakistan’s 500 locomotives out of order


October 11th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Over 300 of Pakistan Railways' 500 locomotives are out of order, leading to a loss of a whopping nearly Rs.25 billion a year, authorities said.The lack ... Read more...

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Jharkhand protesters block train movements


September 11th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 11 (IANS) Railway services were affected Sunday in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur region as the protestes blocked the tracks to demand the resumption of night trains that were stopped following ... Read more...

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27,000 evacuated as Nock-Ten storm hits China


July 29th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Over 27,000 people were Friday evacuated from a south China province as tropical storm Nock-Ten hit the coastal region, officials said.Nock-Ten hit the southern island province ... Read more...

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Rains hit Konkan Railway services


July 17th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Torrential rains in coastal Maharashtra have seriously disrupted Konkan Railway services, an official said Sunday.Mud and boulders fell on tracks Sunday and blocked the route at ... Read more...

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Trains back on track as Jats end blockade


March 20th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 20 (IANS) Railway services have resumed in this region after Jats demanding job quotas ended their rail blockade, but officials said on Sunday that it would take time ... Read more...

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Hooda backs Jats on quota, but in central government jobs


March 15th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 15 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Tuesday said that he fully supported the Jat community's demand for job quota under the other backward classes (OBC) ... Read more...

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Legislator tears off kurta in Jharkhand assembly


March 10th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 10 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) legislator Nijamuddin Ansari Thursday tore off his kurta in the state assembly to bring to the ... Read more...

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